Important Information


Buyer`s Premium 20% + VAT

Payment for lots to be made by by cash (up to £8500), chip and pin debit card in person, online by card (up to £2000) or by direct BACS transfer.


 Keys Fine Art Auctioneers offer a Condition Report Service in advance of our Fine Art Sales and respectfully ask that requests are made by 1pm on Friday prior to the commencement of the Sale. Although we do our best to reply we regret any requests made after this time are not guaranteed to be met due to the constraints of the sale.

Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed

Artist's resale rights (droit de suite) in addition to our normal buyer's premium of 20% (plus vat) a commission of 4% (no vat) will be payable on resale works by living artists on pictures making over one thousand euros (payable in sterling at the rate applicable on the day of sale). Such lots are marked with an 'AR', this will be payable by the purchaser of the picture

Further details are available from the auctioneers on request

Condition Report Service:

Keys Fine Art Auctioneers take great care to ensure that any statements as to attribution, age, date, origin, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate but it should be noted that all such statements are skilled opinions, if provenance (written or historical fact) cannot be produced. However, Keys Fine Art Auctioneers do not guarantee that condition reports, whether included in the catalogue, or given at a later time; cover all aspects of an item(s) condition.

All clocks, watches and mechanical items are sold on behalf of vendors by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers strictly on an “As Found” basis.

No guarantee or warranty is issued or given in anyway, either written or verbal and therefore refunds will not be issued on the basis of the Lot not being “in working order”, “incomplete”, or “not in original condition”.

Keys Fine Art Auctioneers would respectfully ask that prospective buyers view Lots in person, wherever issues regarding condition are seen as important to them, satisfying themselves as to the condition, completeness and originality of any Lot on which they intend to bid.